Saturday, October 25, 2008

For Your Listening Pleasure

Recently I was invited to read at a DimeStories event. Writers read short (very short) stories that have to clock in at under three minutes.

I read my story "Stalling," and you can listen to it here. Also be sure to check out some of the other archived stories too.

Keep an eye out for DimeStories' upcoming National Public Radio program.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Beware of Dog

I think my son is officially afraid of dogs. He probably shouldn't read this little story, which just went up over at elimae.

Non-dog-fearing people, however, may consider checking it out.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Three Is the Magic Number

A new story over at Wigleaf.

They've been publishing some very cool stuff lately, by the way. And I'm not just saying that because they published one of my pieces. Really. Really.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Song of the Summer

Has to be "Sequestered in Memphis" by The Hold Steady, no? Oh wait, isn't summer over...

Saturday, May 31, 2008

All Aboard... the Night Train

In this recently published short short story (published by the kind folks at Night Train), I ask the age old question: Why is there champagne in the fridge?

Friday, April 18, 2008

The Twins

Hard to believe, but it's true. Twins...

Henry Joseph Roe and Celia Mary Teresa Roe were born on April 4, 2008.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Break on Through

So I entered the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. It’s a contest that Amazon has put together along with Penguin, which will publish the winning manuscript.

I submitted my lonely, dusty novel Retreat, which has made it to the semi-finals (sounds better than it actual is, considering the initial 5,000 entrants were weaned down to 836). Until March 2, folks can review excerpts from the semi-finalists. (Publisher’s Weekly will also be posting reviews.) So the more reviews my excerpt has (positive, naturally), the more chance I have of advancing to the finals.

This is the part where I ask a favor.

Visit the Amazon page for my excerpt.

Once you're there, just click on the “Download for Free” link. Then you’ll be able to read the opening pages of Retreat (via your web browser or by downloading a PDF). Unfortunately, they took out the prologue, so you won’t get the proper set up for the book. Oh well.

If you take the time to read the excerpt, thank you. If you take the time to post a review, thank you thank you. If you take the time to post a positive review, thank you thank you thank you.

This is the part where I can’t think of anything else to say and use an ellipsis…

Sunday, January 20, 2008

The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks

My previous post reminded me of this very cool blog I stumbled upon a while back:

I love this “kind of stuff,” which my “wife” can vouch for.

Story on elimae

Hey, some “news.” I have a “story” in the new issue of elimae:

It’s called “After the Party, Which, As Predicted, Did Not Go Well.” The title is actually longer than the story. Seriously. It’s short. Very short. Click on the link and you'll see what I mean.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Is This Thing On?

The first post. Ah, the pressure. Well not really. All I can say is that I wanted to set up something just in case anyone might be interested in reading/finding some of my fiction. Just wanted to make sure folks have a warm, fuzzy, convenient place to go.

Postings will no doubt be sporadic and minimal. For starters, my wife and I are expecting twins in May (we already have a 2.5 year old). Plus, there’s work, my commute, writing, house stuff, bathing, etc. So yeah. Every now and then I’ll check in. Maybe it will get addictive. Maybe it won’t.